Online poker forum TwoPlusTwo has won a court case against a former user that the site accused of violating copyrights and trademarks.
The site's owner Mason Malmuth issued a statement claiming that TwoPlusTwo was successful in obtaining a court order for $150,000 from Anthony Scocozzo, who registered domains with the two plus two trademark.
The statement read:
"Two Plus Two recently obtained a judgment from the United States District Court, District of Nevada, for $150,000.00 in statutory damages for the willful infringement of our trademark and copyrights. The judgment also includes reimbursement of our costs and attorney fees," Malmuth explains in a company statement.
"The Defendant in the suit was Anthony Scocozzo (and/or one of his several aliases), a former member of the Two Plus Two forums, who registered a domain name containing our famous "two plus two" trademark and offered several of our copyrighted books for free download in the "e-book" format.
"We tried on numerous occasions to resolve the suit prior to litigation, but the Defendant refused to cooperate. Therefore, we had to file suit and enforce our intellectual property rights. Although we certainly don't enjoy litigation, we pursue lawsuits when we have to in order to protect ourselves from infringers. We are quite happy with the outcome and judgment in this case."